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Sharjah Library makes reading fun for children
SHARJAH: The Sharjah Public Library (SPL), an affiliate of the Sharjah Book Authority (SBA), has launched a dynamic “summer reading camp” crafted specially for young readers between the 7-12 age group. While making books and reading attractive to children, the camp aims to improve the reading skills of kids, and help them gain confidence in their ability to learn. The activity aligns with SPL’s vision to increase community’s
ERC provides food aid to Al Manthar population
HODEIDAH: The Emirates Red Crescent, ERC, has continued the distribution of humanitarian and relief aid to the population of Al Manthar Village, Hook District in Hodeidah Governorate for the third time in a row after it had been liberated recently. The assistance is in the framework of the UAE’s continuous support to face the dire humanitarian conditions due to the war imposed by the Iran-backed Houthi militia. The ERC teams
Tourist pays off massive fine for over-speeding
DUBAI: The case of the British tourist who exceeded the speed limit while driving his rented Lamborghini in Dubai, and was fined more than Dhs170,000 in three and a half hours has been settled. The driver has paid off the fines of Dhs117,000 at the Dubai Traffic Police Headquarters following a settlement with the Dubai Police. The 25-year-old tourist expressed his regret for the reckless behaviour, noting that he could not help
SYL brings Space Science Programme
SHARJAH: The Sajaya Young Ladies of Sharjah(SYL) has announced a fully integrated three-month programme on space science and astronomy, it will launch this September. Targeting 20 ladies,the programme aims to build a generation of young ladies who are qualified to take up astronomy and space sciences as their areas of specialisation. The initiative is in line with UAE’s vision to build Emirati technical and intellectual
‘Masar will address challenges of measuring CVE impact’
ABU DHABI: Hedayah, the International Centre of Excellence for Countering Violent Extremism (CVE), Royal United Services Institute (RUSI), the world’s oldest independent think tank on international defense and security, and 21Unicorns, a distinguished app developer, with the support of the Government of Canada developed Masar, a monitoring, measurement and evaluation (MM&E) desktop and smartphone app to project the effectiveness
Cashier cleared of harassing girl
BY HAMZA M. SENGENDO DUBAI: An accountant suspected to have concerned and molested a schoolgirl between candy shelves of a Dubai supermarket has been pronounced innocent after convincing judges he was framed. The Indian man, 39, first appeared at the Dubai Criminal Court on April 4 on suspicion he hugged and touched the Sudanese girl, 9, inappropriately, inside a supermarket in Deira at around 7:45pm on Feb.13.
UAE Rulers greet Indonesian, Gabon leaders
ABU DHABI: President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan has sent a congratulatory cable to Joko Widodo, President of Indonesia, on the occasion of his country’s national day anniversary. Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, and His Highness Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed
Over 6,500 labourers receive ‘Ediya’ gifts
DUBAI: As part of Eid celebrations, the Dar Al Ber Society distributed Eid Al Adha gifts to labourers and other low income group people at various locations in Dubai. Dar Al Ber Society’s caravan of Ediya, i.e., Eid gifts visited three different places in Dubai and distributed special Eid Al Adha gifts which included branded shoes, garments, bags, belts, toys, consumer items, etc. The gifts were mainly distributed among
Ministry, SGG engage young girls in cookery activities
SHARJAH: Organised by Ministry of Healthy and Prevention (MoHaP), and Sharjah Girl Guidess (SGG) The 6th batch of the educational programme series, ‘Little Chef’ have been declared as champions (SGG). Concluded on Thursday, the programme brought its 28 participants together in a creative environment to teach them what constitutes a healthy diet and lifestyle. The programme also engaged the girls (aged 9 to 11 years) in
Man implicated in Dhs550,000 scam jailed
DUBAI: A scamster implicated in borrowing Dhs550,000 to allegedly use it to process a certificate necessary to unfreeze a $12m (Dhs44.07m) cash bequest has been imprisoned. The unemployed African man, 25, and his cohorts targeted a kind Indian housewife, 47, and asked her to lend them money. They collected the remittances at money shops on various occasions. He illicitly used someone’s Emirates ID to collect part of the money
Sharjah’s sacrificial distribution to cover 55 countries
SHARJAH: The Sharjah Charity International, SCI, has announced that they have completed testing all the sacrifices which will be slaughtered on Eid al-Adha in the UAE and abroad. ‘Seven hundred sacrifices will be distributed to beneficiary families who are registered with the SCI. Another 8,000 cows will be slaughtered outside the UAE in 55 countries. Seven hundred sacrifices including 100 cows will be distributed among Rohingya
Short Take: On the other side
Sometimes I wonder what life would be like if we were on the other side of the coin. This thought zipped across my mind when i saw a video of an old doctor addressing a group of people in a gathering about the relationship between a doctor and a patient. He starts of saying that the relationship between a patient and a doctor is a very unique one, one that depends wholly on the core of the relationship between the both which is
‘Mosques of the World’ exhibition launches
DUBAI: Dubai Culture launched on Saturday a photo exhibition about the..
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'Tearful' Musk aims for $25,000 Tesla car for the masses
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Saudi Air Force intercepts Houthi ballistic missile
RIYADH: Saudi Arabia’s Royal Air Defence Forces intercepted a ballisti..
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Imran Khan sworn in as Pakistan prime minister
ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s new Prime Minister Imran Khan was sworn in at a ..
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Apple to ditch 'Time Travel' feature with watchOS 5
SAN FRANCISCO: Apple is saying goodbye to "Time Travel" -- one of Appl..
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Woman gives birth after helicopter rescue from India floods
KERALA: A heavily pregnant woman stranded by floods in the Indian stat..
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Kerala flood victims can share location with Google Maps plus codes
NEW DELHI: Even when they are offline, Kerala flood victims can use th..
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Suqia provides clean water to millions globally
DUBAI: UAE Water Aid, Suqia, continues to support the UAE's humanitari..
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PM announces Rs 500 crore assistance to flood-hit Kerala
KOCHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday announced Rs 500 crore..
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Mexico navy says finds 50 tons of meth in mountain lab
MEXICO CITY: Mexican marines on Friday said they had discovered an und..
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